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Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 

NWR wins A$54m Rio contract
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has awarded ASX-listed NRW Holdings a A$54-million contract at its Western Range mine site in the Pilbara. Under the contract, NRW Holdings subsidiary Primero will be... 

Potential operating cost reductions flagged at Lindi Jumbo
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources on Friday reported that a new three-year mine plan at its Lindi Jumbo mine, in Tanzania, had resulted in an expected 42.2% reduction in waste rock mining and... 

WA pCAM project misses out on A$119m gov funding
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel on Friday reported that negotiations between its partner Pure Battery Technologies (PBT) and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources over a conditional... 

Canada's Newrange makes A$11.8m bid for Mithril
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Canada’s Newrange Gold Corp has entered into a binding scheme of arrangement to acquire ASX-listed Mithril Resources under a reverse takeover offer (RTO). The Canadian explorer is offer 18.08 of... 

Vanadium Resources completes Matrix placement
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vanadium Resources has completed a A$5.91-million equity placement to Matrix Resources, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Lygend Investment CO, giving that company a 9.99% interest in Vanadium... 

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Oakajee SIA gets into gear
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government on Friday announced that green ammonia and ammonium nitrate producers Kinara Power and Blue Diamond have become the first of six companies to agree to the key... 

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CQ-H2 gets A$117m funding boost
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal and Queensland governments on Friday announced joint funding of some A$117-million for the further development of the Central Queensland Hydrogen (CQ-H2) project at Gladstone. The... 

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Keppel joins up for hydrogen and green ammonia in Qld
26th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has joined the Central Queensland hydrogen (CQ-H2) project consortium to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Australia, and has inked a memorandum of... 

Rio Tinto Iron-Ore and Titanium African Operations MD Werner Duvenhage.
Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Independent research commissioned by Rio Tinto group’s Richards Bay Minerals to benchmark what works for community trusts and conversely what fails, was this week shared with South Africa as a... 

BHP confident China property recovery will boost metals demand
BHP confident China property recovery will boost metals demand
25th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group is confident China’s troubled property market will turn around in coming months, despite gloomy economic signals pushing iron-ore and copper prices back to levels last seen during the... 

ICMM President and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Guidance on how mining should manage human rights impacts updated
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Updated guidance to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are managed across the globe has been published by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  ICMM members... 

Cohiba to acquire Canadian lithium tenements
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Cohiba Minerals has announced the acquisition of unlisted Maple Minerals, which holds the rights to acquire four lithium and rare earth element properties in Ontario. Under the acquisition,... 

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Santos rejects human rights violation claims
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has rejected allegations of human rights breaches, following allegations of such at its Barossa gas project, its Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) life extension project,... 

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Western Australia to compensate Aboriginal group for historic mining damage
25th May 2023 By: Reuters

Western Australia state has agreed to compensate an Aboriginal group for historic acts including issuing mining leases on their traditional lands, setting a precedent that is set to allow... 

Carbine invests in silica sands project
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Carbine Resources has struck a deal to acquire a silica sands project, in Western Australia, from Down South Silica (DSS). The exploration project covers some 5 800 ha and offers... 

Trek raises cash for lithium hunt
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Minerals explorer Trek Metals will raise up to A$7.5-million in a share placement to fund a maiden drilling programme at Tambourah lithium project, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday... 

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First copper concentrate marked at Motheo
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper miner Sandfire Resources has produced its first copper concentrate from the Motheo mine, in Botswana. The company on Thursday told shareholders that construction of the mine was nearing... 

Power source secured for Bellevue
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Bellevue Gold will partner with independent power producer Zenith Energy to establish a hybrid power station at its namesake gold mine in Western Australia. The miner has inked a power... 

SFA Oxford CEO Henk de Hoop.
Fields emerging that need the catalysis platinum group metals can provide
24th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A wide range of industries, which require considerable production volumes that platinum group metals (PGMs) can help to provide, are being developed and ramped up, such as in the production of... 

Superior shakes the tin for exploration funding
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior explorer Superior Resources has announced a A$4-million share placement to fund exploration drilling at its Greenvale project in Queensland, and to progress feasibility work at the Steam... 

Aboriginal group says remediation at Juukan rock shelters has begun
24th May 2023 By: Reuters

The Aboriginal group whose rock shelters Rio Tinto destroyed for an iron ore mine three years ago said remediation efforts have begun at the site under a co-management model that gives them more... 

Livent's Argentina operations.
Allkem, set for merger, talks up Argentina's 'enormous' lithium riches
24th May 2023 By: Reuters

Australian-based lithium miner Allkem, set for a $10.6-billion merger with US-based Livent, sees "enormous" opportunity in Argentina, a top executive said on Tuesday. Speaking at a mining event in... 

Santos shakes up executive team
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has announced a range of executive appointments as part of its corporate restructure announced last year. Alan Stuart-Grant has been appointed to the Executive committee... 

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Technology Metals Australia raises cash
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Vanadium developer Technology Metals Australia will raise A$11.5-million in a share placement to progress the development of its Murchison technology metals project (MTMP), in Western Australia.... 

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Offshore oil and gas continue to make waves
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has highlighted the growth of Australia’s offshore gas industry. The AIMS Index of Marine Industry 2023 noted that despite the... 

Thunderbird progressing on time
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Construction of the Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia, is now some 85% complete, with the project on track for first delivery of mineral sands product by the first quarter of... 

Besra's Jugan project gets EIA approval
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Besra Gold on Wednesday announced that the Natural Resources and Environment Board in Sarawak had approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the company’s proposed pilot... 

Unmanned drill rig pioneer Tribe Tech completes $2.5m fundraise
23rd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Autonomous drill rig and sampling technology manufacturer Tribe Technology Group (Tribe Tech) has successfully completed a £2-million, or $2.5-million, fundraise with a number of prominent... 

Green transition's exponential demand for metals, minerals.
Mining council zeroing in on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel in accelerating circular economy
23rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In setting up to accelerate a global circular economy, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will be focusing on the value chains of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels and... 

New WDC president delivers encouraging address about KP issues
23rd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In an address to delegates of the Kimberley Process (KP) 2023 Intersessional Meeting, newly elected World Diamond Council (WDC) president Feriel Zerouki highlighted some key inhibiting factors to... 

China buys more Australian coal as appetite for quality builds
China buys more Australian coal as appetite for quality builds
23rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australian coal continues to make inroads among Chinese buyers, adding to pressure on domestic prices, with new shipments climbing to their highest level since Beijing halted imports in the fall of... 

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Victoria urged to focus on critical minerals
23rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed initiatives from the Victorian government to regulate the minerals industry but has lamented the lack of support for critical minerals development and additional... 

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